Archives for February 2015

A day exploring Cork

English Market Cork - Pikalily

Last year we set of travelling around parts of Ireland with Expedia as part of an #ExpediaExplores project.  Having visited Derry, our next stop was the very south of Ireland and county Cork.  Anyone who has travelled from Down to Cork will appreciate how long the journey is and it took us just over 5 hours to get to our hotel.  We stayed in the Ambassador Hotel which is a few minutes outside the city centre and although we’ve certainly stayed in better hotels, it ticked all the boxes we needed – good food, close to city centre and ample parking.  We arrived pretty late at night so it was a case of getting in and grabbing some dinner before hitting the sack as we knew we had a busy day ahead of us. [Read more…]

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with M&S

Valentine's Day meal deal M and S - Pikalily Food blog

We enjoy nothing more than rustling up a nice meal or doing some baking in the kitchen, but every so often it’s nice to treat yourself and have a bit of a lazy one.  While this may often mean eating out at a restaurant or grabbing something from your local takeaway, you can also have a lazy one by dining in.  Supermarkets are continuously trying to outdo each other in their meal deals for two, and tonight we spotted a great deal in M&S that we just had to grab and enjoy.  It was the M&S Valentine’s Day meal deal offer.  So this weekend, forget about paying over the odds for a table at your local restaurant (although there’s nothing wrong with that), and head to M&S and check out their meal deals; you’ll certainly be impressed.

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Time for a catch up

Wedding Slieve Donard - Pikalily Food Travel Blog

It’s been a busy few weeks for us as we got married over the Christmas holidays and then set off on a mini European break for our honeymoon.  As it’s been such a long time since we updated the blog, we figured it’s time to give you all a bit of an update on what we’ve been up to of late.

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